This Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Cheese Ball is just the appetizer you need for those holiday parties and events coming up. The cheese and veggies rolled in nuts is perfect for cracker and pretzel snacking.
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Most days my brain thinks in sugar non-stop. It starts first thing in the morning at the gym. Yes, I think about cookies and cake while doing bench presses and pull-ups. Today I couldn't stop thinking about an this easy candy bar cookie treat that I want to make. I'll keep you posted on that one.
Visions of cake and pie fill my head as I get ready for the day. As I do my work, I see more sugary goodness from my friends, and it gets me inspired to make something from my many lists of sugar coated sugar visions.
Then before I drift off to sleep at night, I start to day dream about brownies and chocolate peppermint fudge. Seriously, this is my life. Hello, my name is Jocelyn, and I'm a dessert freak. Please tell me I'm not alone in this sugar madness. Ok, maybe I am, but I'm cool with it.
So, you might be wondering why I'm talking about sugar when there is this savory cheese ball staring you in the face. Right? Well, our oldest son has been taking Home Economics this fall.
The other day when we were visiting family and making food for Thanksgiving, he wanted to make a cheese ball for us to munch on. They had made one in class, and he couldn't wait to make another one for us to try.
I had totally forgotten how good a cheese ball is. Cracker after cracker disappeared as I kept digging into the ball of cheese goodness. Why have I not made one in forever?
Our son and I started talking about making another cheese ball. All of a sudden my brain forgot about all the funfetti sugar cookie bars and candies I wanted to make this holiday season, and all I could think about was cheese and crackers. I think I came up with at least 5-6 different versions to try.
Ok, ok, so maybe 1 or 2 might have been a sweet cheese ball...this is me we are talking about!
One of our favorite dips is this roasted red pepper & garlic hummus. I thought those flavors would be perfect mixed with cheese and crackers. A little bit of green onions totally gave it the perfect holiday look too.
You need to make sure to take the roasted red peppers out of the oil and lay them on paper towels first. Dry them off really good before dicing them. You do not want to much liquid getting in your cheese mixture.
Stir the cream cheese, garlic, and shredded cheese together first. Then add the green onions and pepper pieces. Make sure to stir gently, but thoroughly. You want those veggies to be spread out evenly in the mixture.
The hardest part of this amazing roasted red pepper and garlic cheese ball is putting it in the fridge and letting the flavors blend together as it chills. Of course, I won't judge you if you grab the crackers and start digging in right away.
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Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Yum! There's nothing better than a great cheese ball! This looks delicious!
Since it's full of veggies, I can eat the whole thing and not feel guilty about it, right? RIGHT?
This looks so yummy....love cheeseballs, can't wait to make this....but I would add a little cayenne.....like it kinda spicy....:)
You are not alone with your sweet tooth, but I must say, when I saw the pic of this cheeseball, my taste buds took a 180 to savory. This could be going to life group with me this Sunday, or will be on my Christmas with family menu. Now, I must go back to the pic of the blackberry brie bites, and get that recipe, as balckberries are on sale this week. 🙂
Wow, this looks really inviting, and delicious. For some reason we only eat them during the holidays. I think we should do it a alot more often.
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
Oh man this looks good. We make savory cheeseballs ALL THE TIME. I think this one is next up on the list 🙂